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Sell Out [Original recording remastered]

Who Audio CD
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1. Armenia City In The Sky
2. Heinz Baked Beans
3. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand
4. Odorono
5. Tattoo
6. Our Love Was
7. I Can See For Miles
8. I Can't Reach You
9. Medac
10. Relax
11. Silas Stingy
12. Sunrise
13. Rael 1
14. Rael 2
15. Glittering Girl
16. Melancholia
17. Someone's Coming
18. Jaguar
19. Early Morning Cold Taxi
20. Hall Of The Mountain King
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The Who Sell Out's pirate-radio concept goes south in the album's second half--the Who ran out of time before they could write enough faux commercials--but it still remains in many ways their best and most entertaining album. Pete Townshend and John Entwistle supply song after great song, and along with Keith Moon play them with power and focus. The classic single "I Can See for Miles" is matched on at least a handful of tracks, including the opening psychedelic-pop blast of "Armenia City in the Sky" (written by Townshend pal Speedy Keen), the hilarious social-interaction tales "Odorono" and "Tattoo," and the majestic mini-opus "Rael." This remaster's bonus tracks are occasionally too much of a good thing, but the Tommy rough draft "Glow Girl" is brilliant. --Rickey Wright

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This deluxe reissue package includes original track artwork and labels, plus an authentic reproduction of the 'Psychedelic Poster' included in original pressings of this title which are now nearly impossible to find.

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5.0 out of 5 stars PARADIGM OF POP ART CONCEPT ALBUM ROCK Feb. 15 2000
Format:Audio CD
"The Who Sell Out" (like Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon) represents the paradigm of concept album rock. The Warholesque pop art cover (showing the band hawking deoderant and baked beans)sets the tongue in cheek tone that weaves throughout the album. The supposed premise is that we are listening to a pirate radio station, complete with jingles, PSA's and a wide variety of pop styles that range from the levity of standard love songs (Mary Anne w/ the Shaky Hands)to socio-politacal class struggle (I Can't Reach You) to teen angst (Tattoo, Melancholia) to explosive power pop psychedelic guitar feedback wizardry (I Can See For Miles, Armenia City in the Sky). As a matter of fact, there are so many different styles and textures that you can remove the fairly lightweight concept and still have a superb collection of cleverly written, melodic pop songs that define the the time they came from (Summer of love 1967)and transcend it. No one turns a phrase like Townshend; this from Tatto: My dad beat me 'cause mine said mother, but my mother naturally liked it and beat my brother, 'cause his tattoo was of a lady in the nude and mother thought that was extremely rude. Additionally many of the songs work on several different levels; Odorono, for example, reperesents that song you hear on the radio and you're grooving to it and then only at the end it turns out to be nothing but a commercial for some trivial consumer good. A song that pretends to be a song but it's really trying to sell you something (whether product or ideology). But it's also about unrewarded talent, and traumatic disappointment as well as being a cautionary tale about the superficiality of stardom.
When the album was originally released in '67 it was slimmed up so it could fit on a single record.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother Aug. 4 2010
Format:Audio CD
It's nice to have the mono mix and all of the bonus tracks but the sound quality is terrible. Yet another victim of the loudness war with this garbage edition. The mono mix in particular is muddy and just too loud. Look for the '95 release instead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Who's Psychedelic Radio Show Feb. 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Who's third album, 1967's "The Who Sell Out," was the band's very first concept album, the theme for the record being a pirate radio station that plays nothing but Who songs, complete with radio jingles & commercials (some genuine, some created by the band) sprinkled inbetween the tunes. It's a brilliant, fabulously inventive, totally *psychedelic* Who album, and one of the band's all-time greats. The festivities kick off with a "Monday Thru Sunday" jingle, and then the band charge in with the far-out gem, "Armenia City In The Sky," penned by guitarist Pete Townshend's chum John Keene, featuring elongated horns, psychedelic guitars, and a studio-tweaked vocal from Roger Daltrey. Pete Townshend's songwriting contributions to "Sell Out" are all gems, too, every single one of them: "Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand," the hilarious "Odorono," the coming-of-age tale "Tattoo," the lovely "Our Love Was," the legendary, explosive rocker "I Can See For Miles" (the Who's only US Top Ten hit), "I Can't Reach You," "Relax," "Sunrise," and the mini-opera "Rael" (with it's instrumental bridge later resurrected as the "Underture" from "Tommy"), while bassist John Entwistle delivers the hilarious jingles for "Heinz Baked Beans" & "Medac," as well as the macbre-ish tune, "Silas Stingy."But this remastered, expanded edition of "Sell Out" doesn't stop there: there's a whopping TEN bonus tracks of extra Who goodies recorded around the same time as the album. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars British Invasion At Its Best May 13 2004
By Maq
Format:Audio CD
The only way to describe this album is to combine the music of The Beatles with the humor of "Weird Al" Yankovic.
The songs on this album are the same great Who rock tunes you're used to... but with a little bit of humor injected. They put this album together to make it sound like a pirate radio station, complete with fake commercials after some tracks.
Who can resist "The Hall of the Mountain King", a rock instrumental of the classic song where the sound effects begin sounding positively evil with evil-sounding chuckles and screams, then fall into the "silly" category with burps and animal noises. Or "Tattoo", a song about brothers who want to "prove their manliness" by getting tattoos. Or "Odorono", a deodorant commerical song. Yes, deodorant.
On the serious side, there are some of The Who's best songs, including Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand, I Can See For Miles, Silas Stingy, I Can See For Miles, Early Morning Cold Taxi and Armenia City In The Sky.
One of the best albums I've ever heard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like finding gold! Feb. 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
"It sucks," my friend said many years ago when offering me a vinyl copy of "The Who Sell Out," an album he picked up for a buck or so in the record store's cut-out bin. He continued: "It has 'I Can See for Miles' on it, but that's all. The rest is stupid."
So, I accepted his gift, along with his assessment of it (the cover photos did indicate that maybe my friend was right), and other than "I Can See for Miles," didn't bother to listen to the rest of the album until a couple of years later.
It was like finding gold! It was obvious that my friend was distracted by those silly little faux commercial interuptions and public service announcements ("Radio London reminds you go to the church of your choice") scattered throughout the album, and missed out on one of The Who's greatest albums.
Yes, it's a concept album, but unlike "Tommy" whose concept was as shallow as it was meant to be deep, "The Who Sell Out" doesn't take itself seriously. It's designed to resemble a pirate radio station, the likes of which were popular in the more daring broadcast era of the Sixties, as well as a satire of sorts on the whole idea of "selling out," ironic for a group that, like many others from the era that looked with disdain upon the "establishment," would one day tour with the backing of large corporations.
"The Who Sell Out" is every bit the equal of "Who's Next," with the top 40 hit "I Can See for Miles" by no means the best song of the bunch. "I Can't Reach You," "Tattoo," and "Sunrise" are right up there with Pete Townsend's finest work, and John Entwistle's contribution, the moody "Silus Stingy" is no slouch either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album (Vinyl)
The Who Sell Out is one of my preferred album by The Who. The sound on the vinyl is very good and in my opinion better then it's CD counterpart. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars The who are the best
I have always been a fan and this re-master just gives so much more of a classic Who album. All they need to add is Petra Haden acapella version for it to be perfect.
Published 11 months ago by Bootsy Bass
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good "WHO" CD
I have bought ALL the single versions and DELUXE versions of ANY Who CD's.I must admit, I certainly like this CD but I guess, in the long run, die hard WHO fans might just enjoy... Read more
Published on July 6 2009 by Luap Van Horn
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different View.
Having read through a lot of reviews/comments about this album, I find the accepted view is, that it is a great album, comparable to their best and that this 'version' comes with... Read more
Published on Sept. 4 2007 by William J. Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars About as 'psychedellic' as they got...
It's well-known that The Who absolutely DESPISED hippies, and the fact that they never came out with a defining flower power album can prove that. Read more
Published on April 2 2006 by flaming_pie
5.0 out of 5 stars A glimpse into the past
To say that this is a great album is an understatement. What it is an example of is this: Back in the 60's when you bought an LP you really didn't know what you'd get, what new... Read more
Published on May 27 2004 by Rollie Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a Masterpiece
I bought this album when it first came out and before it ended up in bargain bins all over the country. Read more
Published on May 19 2004 by Steven P. Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars WHO'S FUNNY?
This is THE WHO'S Funniest and most Psychedelic album and one of thier most overlooked to bad becaus it realy is one of thier greatest. Read more
Published on May 8 2004 by Tomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Track Listing: Armenia City In The Sky/Heinz Baked Beans, Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand, Odorono, Tattoo, Our Love Was, Is, I Can See For Miles, I Can't Reach You, Medac, Relax,... Read more
Published on April 12 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars This may be the Who's best album
This album is awesome. It is my favorite of the Who, the songs are beautiful and grow on you like crazy.
Published on Feb. 15 2004 by Emily Nelson
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